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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Perched on a cliff overlooking the rocky Pacific coast, the Point Montara lighthouse was once one of the most important signals for navigators approaching San Francisco’s harbor. Today, it’s still a beacon for travelers: the lighthouse grounds are home to one of the highest-customer-rated HI hostels in the world. Come to HI-Point Montara Lighthouse and relax in a cozy dorm or private room overlooking the ocean, wander the native plant garden, or walk down to the water to explore the tide pools and secluded beach.

Just 25 miles south of San Francisco, HI-Point Montara offers an affordable seaside getaway for Bay Area locals and international guests alike. From the hostel, make your way a short distance down the coast to surf (or watch) the famous Mavericks break, or paddle tamer waves in a kayak. On land, bicycle scenic Hwy. 1, ride horse-back along the seashore, or explore the coastal towns of Half Moon Bay and Pacifica (each just 7 miles away).
Back at the hostel, sip a latte from the on-site espresso bar as you sit beside the lighthouse, enjoy free Wi-Fi in the comfy lounge, or take advantage of hostel activities such as game nights and movie screenings.
Guests at this Certified Green hostel can choose to stay in either private or shared dorm-style rooms, some with water views. Guests can also enjoy a fully equipped self-service kitchen complete with ocean-view dining area, as well as an outdoor picnic area with barbecue grill.
Other amenities include:
*Free Wi-Fi and pay-as-you-go DSL Internet terminals
*Free bag and bike storage
*Free linens and towels
*Free on-site parking
*Tempur-Pedic mattresses
*On-site laundry facilities.
Hostelling International is a non-profit membership organization promoting peace through hostelling since 1909. To maintain our low overhead and to be able to offer low-budget accommodations to as many people as possible, non-members will be asked to pay a $4 non-membership fee per night upon check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2020
    I enjoy sharing my cooking skills with everyone
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    28 Feb 2020
    This is my new favorite hostel! I stayed for one night on a quick trip to Ano Nuevo State Park. But now I am utterly obsessed with this place and want to come down again soon for a longer stay. The views blew my mind and the old lighthouse is so cool. Plus the whole property is so quaint and cute.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Nov 2019
    A wonderful place to stay!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    17 Oct 2019
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 Oct 2019
    Fabulous location. Great place to chill after a busy day exploring the surrounding area, San Francisco might only be 20 or so miles away but you could be in another world. A real gem...
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    15 Dec 2019
    Mocha was delicious. Location amazing. Staff helpful. Kitchen adequate. Organization and clear guidelines clear and beneficial for all to have a positive experience Thank you!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    18 Oct 2019
    It was beautiful! Although sometimes there was a line for the bathroom. And most of the other travelers sat staring at their phones, instead of interacting with each other, or admiring the amazing ocean views. It was a gift when a group of folk singer guests entered the kitchen, to sing and converse as they cooked their communal meal, and engage with everyone who was interested. Beautiful beautiful place.
    USA, All Female Group, 41+
  • 9.4


    18 Feb 2020
    The Staff is super Nice/ proffesional and Caring, The place is a beautiful Zen Place, there was so many different type's of backgrounds of people and families staying on...the experience was exciting! Really enjoyed.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    17 Oct 2019
    Beautiful location, great staff and nice amenities. However like other reviews state...the lack of restrooms is an issue. The general cleanliness was good but a deep cleaning such as nooks and crannies as well as the baseboards could use some attention. With that being said, I would stay here again and definitely recommend this hostel for anyone looking for a little peace and calming place to stay.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    01 Jan 2020
    Good location, great common areas. Nice kitchen, but no cooking oil. Do they really expect travelers to bring their own? The room smelled like sweat, like the other HI hostel I stayed in SF. The bathrooms are small, but fairly clean. The big problem is showering. The bathtub drains very slowly, so expect to shower in 2 inches of standing water with other people's hair and whatnot or be creative like I was and stay disease free.
    Brazil, Male, 41+
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games


  • 2019

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2016

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2010

    2nd, Hostel Chain

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